Monday, April 6, 2009

Trust

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.

Loving this verse right now. Actually the word trust is such an amazing word. I like this word as a verb...to rely upon or place confidence in someone or something.
Last night I found myself praying rather than sleeping. Really, I just couldn't sleep and when this happens I figure the only way to redeem the time is to pray.

The morning always brings clarity and this morning was no different. I was reminded of the above verse after listening to a song by Jeremy Camp. The lyrics go something like this:

I will walk by faith even when I can not see
For because this broken road prepares Your will for me

Trust goes hand in hand with faith. I have walked by faith this whole year. He has been faithful to bring me from mourning to dancing. He has been trustworthy. So, how come I feel so much like Thomas...needing to see those nail pierced hands for myself?
It was in the moment of praising my Savior for His compassion toward me that I was reminded of the many, many times that He has proven His enduring love. And, that is when the verse hit me. I started meditating on each portion and praying these precious words back to my Father.

In that moment I was no longer leaning on my own understanding but acknowledging Him in everything. And, because He is trustworthy I know He will continue to direct my path even as He has done up to this moment.
~Heather



3 comments:

Dave @ Home School Dad said...

I have been following your blog and praying for your family for sometime now. Last night my Brother died at 38 leaving behind a wife and 2 young children. This morning we told our children and they are having a difficult time with it of course. God just gave me a glimpse through our pain of the difficulties you and your family have had this year. We will continuw to pray for you and your fam. The Rollers

Lazy D Ranch said...

Dave,
I am sorry to hear this news that has changed your family dynamics forever. Please know that I have added your family to my prayer list. If there is anything I can do to help your family walk through this grief please feel free to email me so I can give you my phone number.
lazydranch@prodigy.net
~Heather

Anonymous said...

Dear Heather,
I, too, have been following your blog for a while. Reading your precious thoughts on trust & faith were just what I needed to hear - just what I need to do. Thanks for sharing your heart. It has uplifted mine today. Tabitha